Tales of Tomorrow is a anthology science fiction series that was aired live
on the ABC television network from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such
stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under
the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo. Other stars appearing
in the series included Boris Karloff, Gene Lockhart, and Paul Newman A
similar program, Twilight Zone, came along later on CBS beginning in 1959.
The idea for Tales of Tomorrow, a blend mystery and science fiction, was
developed by Theodore Sturgeon (below) and Mort Abrahamson. The
initial sponsors of the series were Kreisler Watch Bands and C.H.
Masland & Sons Carpets..
Science fiction and horror writer and critic
Theodore Sturgeon. He died May 8, 1985
in Eugene, Oregon at age 67.
Paul Newman (left) had his first credited TV or film appearance with a
small but notable part in a 1952 episode of Tales of Tomorrow entitled
"Ice from Space".